FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore Approves Hometown Heroes Military Banner
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA – October 26, 2023– The Fillmore City Council unanimously approved the Hometown Heroes Military Banner program at its meeting on October 24. The City is proud to recognize Fillmore’s military heroes for their service through the City's Military Banner Program. Family members and loved ones may nominate duty service members from any branch of the United States Military to be honored with a street banner with the service member's name. The City will officially take over the program as of Monday, November 6.
Prior to commencement of this program, the creation of military banners was a joint effort between the City and the Fillmore Unified School District. For a coordinated and consistent program, the District and City determined that the City should administer the banner program on its own.
To qualify, honorees must meet the following requirements:
- Live within the Fillmore Unified School District boundaries at the time of enlistment; and
- Be active-duty military personnel in any branch of the United States Military (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, or Marine Corps), including active Reserves and active National Guard; or,
- Be inactive duty or retired military personnel that served in any branch of the United States Military; or,
- Be a fallen service member in any United States conflict.
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and banners will be installed and removed quarterly, on the last Thursday of the last month of each quarter (March, June, September, December), weather, City Holidays and staffing permitting.
Applicants must pay the vendor directly for each banner, which costs $138. The City will pay for the banner brackets, installation, and removal.
The banner applications and program guidelines can be obtained from the City of Fillmore’s website at https://www.fillmoreca.gov/1318/Hometown-Heroes or you may contact the Public Works Department to have them emailed to you by contacting Shannon Godfrey-Prentice at (805) 201-9623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will also be available at City Hall, in the lobby and second floor offices, located at 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, CA.
The City is also soliciting volunteers to be Ambassadors for the Fillmore Hometown Heroes Military Banner program. Ambassadors will provide assistance with administering the program. Participation in the program by Ambassador volunteers is strictly voluntary and uncompensated. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Erika Herrera, Assistant City Manager at email@example.com / (805) 946-1712 or Jacky Magdaleno, Senior Management Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org/ (805) 946-1295
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Name: David W. Rowlands
Title: City Manager